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The bronze statue of John Paul II stands in Piazza dei Cinquecento in front of the Termini Station. Titled "Conversations", it symbolises the concept of protection and reception. Worth a look if in the area.
Considering it’s so close to Termini train station you can get to it easily. I wouldn’t base an entire trip around it but at the very least if you’re centrally based you’ll probably end up walking past it.
The statue is with its open center depicting the pope opening his robe to welcome and protect. But looks out of proportion - the head is big the face small... the robe look unnatural and the whole statue look more like a huge penguin from...More
I came across this statue of Pope John Paul II unexpectedly while on a bus stuck in traffic. It immediately caught my eye as it is at least 16ft tall with a billowing cape. I was struck by the simplicity and symbolism of this work...More
Just outside Rome’s central train station is a statue of Pope John Paul II by artist Oliviero Rainaldi titled “Conversations.” The 16-foot bronze sculpture shows the Pope John Paul II in his ecclesiastical robe with his arms outstretched in welcome. This is the statue that...More